I bought this as my first car about 8 months ago and although it is not much to look at, it is pretty reliable. I have had to fix lots of little things which is really annoying, but I guess you can expect that from any used car really. The most i've spent is a few hundred on some sensor or another.
As far as appearance, like i said, not so great, and it's kind of clunky. If you have to go 50 up a steep hill, except to go wheezing up it and end up going 40. This is a stubborn car.
I would recommend this to a GUY for a first car, but for girls. No. I kind of regret buying mine. The cons outweigh the pros.
-Size, plenty of space!
-Window Size (you can see EVERYTHING!)
-Reliability (Kind of)
-No arm rest on passenger side
-No pep, hard time going up hills
-Kind of loud (Not VERY loud, but louder than a small car)